high resolution printing

Better Quality and Lower Costs for HK Timbers

HK Timbers, of Gainsborough, has installed a new Timbermark inkjet marking system for vegetable box boards. The equipment comprises a 70mm high resolution print head and handling system.

The rationale for the investment was two-fold – to improve marking quality and to improve productivity. The sharp high resolution print quality enhances product presentation, and allows HK to promote their brand and logo in their market. The productivity improvement is from the quick origination for creating new designs, and the elimination of a production process. Unlike the previous printing process the inkjet is non-contact and so works well on unplaned material.

“We are very pleased with the new system. It gives us the benefits of better quality, and lower operating costs. Timbermark have provided excellent service support during the installation and commissioning period, and been keen to ensure that everything went smoothly,” said David O’Neill, HK Timbers’ Managing Director.

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Snows Timber Installs Timbermark Printers

Snows Timber has recently installed two Timbermark high resolution printers at its Dudley and Mansfield sites. The printers apply the Snows logo and the length of individual pieces so the product can be easily identified when stored in racks. The equipment was supplied and installed by Timbermark as turnkey installations, including the software interface to the length and measurement device.

"Our customers appreciate the benefits of adding the length to individual pieces, which gives us the edge in the market," said Paul Trevelyan, Snows Timber division director.

"The high resolution print effect does justice to our logo and branding, and the sharp print means we can print clearly with a small font onto the end of the material". 

Snows imports more than 200,000m3 annually and operates nine high-speed planing lines. Other companies which have invested in Timbermark printing technology include BSW Timber, Howie Forest Products and Rowlinson Packaging. Earlier this year Timbermark also completed a project to print photographs onto fence slats at the site of the former Kvaerner shipbuilding yard on the Clyde.